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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that there were no new developments at the face-off site in the Doklam plateau, since the August 28 disengagement.
"There are no new developments at the face-off site and its vicinity since the 28th August disengagement. The status quo prevails in this area. Any suggestion to the contrary is incorrect," the official spokesperson of the MEA, Raveesh Kumar, said.
He later took to Twitter and posted the statement there as well.
There have been unconfirmed reports doing rounds that China had shifted its unused road construction material to the North and the East of the Doklam face-off site and was back to building a road that had earlier initiated the crisis.
Also yesterday, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said that Chinese troops were still deployed at Tibet's Chumbi Valley post the Doklam stand-off, adding that he hoped they would withdraw soon.
Dhanoa added that the Indian Army was prepared to effectively counter any threat from China, while confronting a two-front war also involving Pakistan, which has recently intensified border issues.
The Indian Army and the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) had, on August 28, decided to disengage their troops from Bhutan's Doklam plateau after months-long stand-off.
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